Constructing Spaces

Part of London Literature Festival

Make room for creativity at an interactive reconstruction of Scottish poet WS Graham’s creative space in an exhibition celebrating his centenary year.

Bringing together Graham's library, his original writing desk, and manuscript copies of his poems, the National Poetry Library’s exhibition reflects on what makes a space 'creative' and how, in turn, these spaces shape our creativity.

Visitors are encouraged to interact with the materials on display, produce their own contributions and participate in constructing this space.

Graham (1918 – 1986) was not widely read in his lifetime, despite being lauded by fellow writers including Pinter and TS Eliot. His 1954 long poem The Nightfishing is considered to be his seminal work.

Dates & times

18 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019


National Poetry Library,

Level 5, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall


Free, but ticketed

need to know

Related events
Join us for the launch of Constructing Spaces, and raise a glass to WS Graham in the year of his 100th birthday.

find out more